Town of Clinton, CT
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Clinton 7-28-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
DIRECTOR OF HEALTH
The Clinton Director of Health or his authorized agent or agents.
PERSON
Any person, firm, corporation, trustee, individual, co-owner or other entity owning real property or the lessee thereof.
SEASONAL USE
Any dwelling structure occupied for less than nine months of any one calendar year which does not contain one or more of the following:
A. 
A positive heating supply to the structure or converted area;
B. 
Energy conservation measures, such as insulation to protect from heat loss; or
C. 
A potable year-round water supply which is protected from freezing, or, if water is supplied on a year-round basis.
WINTERIZATION
The act of converting a seasonal use dwelling structure into a year-round use dwelling structure by providing one or more of the following:
A. 
A positive heating supply to the structure or converted area;
B. 
Energy conservation measures, such as insulation to protect from heat loss; or
C. 
A potable water supply which is protected from freezing or public water services supplied on a year-round basis.
A. 
As of the effective date of this section, no person shall undertake to winterize, as defined under these regulations, or otherwise convert any seasonal use dwelling structure presently unsuitable for year-round occupancy to year-round use without first obtaining a winterization permit from the Director of Health, except as provided in Subsection D below.
B. 
An applicant for a winterization permit shall provide a plan, prepared by a professional engineer licensed in the State of Connecticut, to the Director of Health which demonstrates full and complete compliance with the subsurface sewage disposal regulations of the State of Connecticut (Sections 19-13-B100a and 19-13-B103 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, as amended). The applicant shall also provide a completed application for and permit to construct a subsurface sewage disposal system to the Director of Health.
C. 
Upon approval by the Director of Health of the plan in Subsection B, the Director of Health shall approve the applicant's application for and permit to construct a subsurface sewage disposal system. The applicant shall be responsible for installation of the approved subsurface sewage disposal system, and the Director of Health may make any inspections he deems appropriate during and/or on completion of the installation to ensure the approved plan was followed.
D. 
No winterization permit shall be issued until such approved subsurface sewage disposal system has been completed, inspected and approved for use by the Director of Health or the Director's authorized agent. The Director of Health may authorize the initiation of construction of or modification to certain features of the dwelling to accommodate the conversion of the dwelling to year-round use prior to the installation of the subsurface sewage disposal system to avoid damage to the approved subsurface sewage disposal system. This authorization may only be granted in instances where the Director feels the timing of such building construction is necessary to minimize damage to the approved subsurface sewage disposal system that will be installed and facilitate dwelling construction. Installation of the approved subsurface sewage disposal system may proceed in conjunction with construction on the dwelling, but in no case may the dwelling be occupied on a year-round basis, nor any certificate of occupancy be issued, until the approved subsurface sewage disposal system is installed to the Director's satisfaction and a winterization permit is issued.
[Amended 8-5-2009]
E. 
Upon approval of the installed subsurface sewage disposal system, the Director of Health shall issue a winterization permit to the applicant.
F. 
The winterization permit issued by the Director of Health shall expire and become void unless all improvements proposed by the applicant to convert the dwelling structure to year-round use commensurate with the approved subsurface sewage disposal system provided pursuant to Subsections B and C above have been completed and a certificate of occupancy has been issued for the subject premises with 24 months of the issuance of the winterization permit. If said improvements have not been so completed and the winterization permit expires, said structure shall continue to be a seasonal use dwelling.